Being a nurse can be extremely rewarding, but also, extremely exhausting at the same time. You work incredibly long hours that leave you tired and with limited quality time with your family and partner. Some nights you might dream of changing your career but you have no idea what else you could do. Perhaps you still feel the pull of wanting to work in an industry that helps people which is why you may have gone into the NHS in the first place, and after all those years spent training you don’t want your skills or knowledge to be wasted. You are not alone in these feelings, and in fact, one in ten nurses in the UK leave each year.
Cosmetic aesthetic treatments are a booming industry with thousands of men and women wanting non-invasive alterations and enhancements to their face and body. With skills you’ve learnt as a nurse, you can enter this sector of the beauty world very easily and become an established and sought-after practitioner. Not only will this make a huge difference to your quality of life as you are suddenly in control of your flexible hours, but, you can still work to help improve people’s confidence and help them feel better about themselves each day you go to work. You can become even more skilled in your profession through taking on aesthetics courses and you could even opt to stay in the NHS on either a part-time or full-time basis and then just earn extra money on the side with your new aesthetic treatment skills as a freelancer.
However, changing careers can make a real difference in your life, and you need to be prepared to adjust to it. Read on for information on what you can expect by changing your career to an aesthetics practitioner and how it can improve your life for the better.
Change of Sleeping Patterns
As a nurse you often work long shifts and even over-time, leaving you exhausted. It’s not like a regular job where you clock on at 9 am and off at 5 pm, instead you work 12hr shifts over the early hours of the morning or all day long. This can be particularly hard if you have a family, (no matter what age), or a relationship at the same time. Because of your long hours, when you’re not working, you are catching up on sleep, and the little hours you have to spare might not work best with your partner or family’s schedules. Even days off can be a struggle as you spend time catching up on everything that needs to be completed to keep the household running smoothly. Trying to find that time to sit down and talk to your family can be hard and sometimes you might wonder whether your job is actually taking over more of your life than living.
By changing your profession and becoming an aesthetics practitioner, you can transition to a more normal sleeping pattern. Clinics tend to work standard office hours, and if you are self-employed, you can pick when you work, meaning you’re waking up and going to sleep at the same time as your family and partner. You can see each other before work, have more quality time when you get home and often plan to have a day through the weekend or even the full weekend off together to go out, have fun and make memories.
When considering changing career from nursing to aesthetics practitioner, you need to consider the different challenges you will face. You may have studied for many years to be a nurse and be proud of all the various skills that have become a habit to you now. However, while many of these will be transferable, like injections and health and safety, there will be new techniques that you will need to learn. When setting up your clinic and applying for jobs, being qualified in most areas of cosmetic treatments is beneficial.
You need to be able to dedicate your time and money to educating yourself and building a career from the ground up. Many of our courses can be done of a couple of days with some work to complete at home before you become fully qualified in that aspect of aesthetics. We even have the opportunity for you to take your education further and tackle advanced courses so that you can set yourself apart from the competition and be more enticing to potential customers.
Need to Establish a Client Base
Establishing a client base is an essential step when changing your career to an aesthetics practitioner. While many treatments have long-lasting effects, clients need to come in for top-ups and repeat procedures so, you want to make sure you develop a good relationship with them so they will always return to you. If a client feels put-off from your services, they will seek their treatments elsewhere. Clients bring you work, so creating a comfortable relationship can help guarantee that they will stay with you longer. With easy conversation, relaxing experience and excellent results, clients are more likely to come to you for different treatments as well as recommend you to their friends and family.
When you first start your new career as an aesthetics practitioner, it will be hard to make lots of money straight away. Many nurses start off by going part-time and then build their aesthetics business slowly before fully transitioning when they are making an excellent wage. You need to focus on taking courses and building your skills before establishing a wide client base. Once you have clients that you can rely on and are taking on new ones regularly, you can see your profits grow considerably.
Make 2019 the year where you love your work and make the career change you need. By devoting time to learning new skills, you can create a career that is long-lasting and beneficial. To learn about the different courses we offer contact us today for more information.